Support the work of FiftyForward by attending events that honor crowning achievers, provide world-class music or art or celebrate a community. Each year FiftyForward plans and hosts many special fundraising events. Join us for a good time for a good cause.

Crown Affair

This event is FiftyForward’s annual signature fundraising event. A popular evening featuring a reception, silent auction and a dinner catered by a local, well-known chef. The event highlight is the presentation of the Crowning Achievement Award to community leaders who are generous in the support of FiftyForward and other community causes. A corporate Crowning Achievement Award is also presented to a business in recognition of extraordinary corporate philanthropy.

Please visit the Crown Affair page to view more details on the event, the honorees and sponsors.


Located adjacent to historic railroad tracks, FiftyForward Madison Station holds its annual Whistlestop fundraiser each spring. The celebration is attended by members, community leaders, and guests. The evening is hosted by a celebrity emcee and includes a reception, silent auction, a destination themed dinner with entertainment, and the naming of the center’s Member of the Year, Conductor of the Year and the “Live Like Gilda” Community Service Award.

FiftyForward and Barry Coggins present
the 20th Annual Golf Tournament Benefiting
FiftyForward Fresh / Meals on Wheels
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

Join us in raising awareness of hunger among
older adults and raising funds to help!

For more information, please contact Barry Coggins,


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FiftyForward Donelson Station Casino Night

Date: Thursday, Sept. 19
Time: 6-10 p.m.
Tickets: $75 per person which includes two drink tickets with admission.

Come join the fun and try your luck!

FiftyForward Donelson Station (108 Donelson Pike, Nashville 37214) hosts an annual casino night which features several games – blackjack, poker, Texas Hold ’em, craps and slot machines. The event also featured live jazz music and a wonderful reception by The Donelson Café. If you want to learn the games, the dealers will teach. For more information, call 615-883-8375.

FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center An Evening at the Disco

An Evening at the Disco Dinner Dance – Put on our disco duds and dance the night away at this special event.  For more information on this event contact the center, 615-622-3040.

Date: Friday, Oct. 4, 2019
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Event will take place at our FiftyForward Martin Center location
Tickets: $75 per person, $50 for FiftyForward members. Tickets can be purchased by calling 615-622-3040. For more information or to become a sponsor, contact the center, 615-622-3040.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the programs and services of FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center.  Established in 2006, the center serves more than 860 members annually. The FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center has created a strong community of members since its opening in 2006 inside the Bellevue Family YMCA. All YMCA members 50+ are automatically given center membership in order to take advantage of the center’s innovative and engaging programs.

Location: FiftyForward Martin Center
Date: Oct. 18 2019 (TBD)

For more information on this event, please contact the center, 615-376-0102.

Martin Masters Art Show and Sale

This year marks the 22nd anniversary of FiftyForward Martin Center. Join us for this popular annual art exposition and sale. The event opens with a sneak preview and special reception on Thursday evening, 5-7:30 PM with wine and hors d’oeuvres. (This is a ticketed event and those attending have the first opportunity to purchase art before the show opens to the public on Friday and Saturday.) Over the past six years, the show has featured more than 40 artists annually with attendance in excess of 600 over the three days. Each year’s show features one well known and respected artist and a sampling of his/her work. Visitors are amazed at the high quality of art displayed by Williamson County artists, including center members.

Music and Memories

This annual popular FiftyForward Martin Center fundraising event has featured musical concerts in a spectrum of styles, including Grand Ole Opry legends, jazz piano, the WannaBeetles, an all-string Nashville Symphony chamber group, Joe Dee Messina, Sweethearts of the Rodeo, the Grascals, Melinda Doolittle and Amy Grant. The evening event features a festive reception at FiftyForward Martin Center before the sell-out show.

Date: 2019 (TBD)
 The Franklin Theatre

VIP Package $110 at 6 p.m. includes
VIP reception and concert at The Franklin Theatre, Premier Seating at the Theatre. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres and then the show!
Event is held at  The Franklin Theatre, 417 Main Street, Franklin, TN
*To purchase concert only tickets, visit us on the web at
or call the Theatre at 615-538-2076.

For more information about this event, please contact the center, 615-376-0102.

Hats Off to Bordeaux!

FiftyForward Bordeaux host its annual Hats Off to Bordeaux! luncheon and hat fashion show on every Summer. Come enjoy a catered lunch, a silent auction and the finest of millinery creations with community leaders, members and friends all wearing fabulous hats.

Date2020 TBA

For more information about this event,  please call FiftyForward Bordeaux for information on reserving a table, 615-248-2272.

golf scene

FiftyForward College Grove is delighted to host the Katie Reed Golf Classic, named for a much loved College Grove resident and FiftyForward member.  Nowadays, though she spent many years volunteering at the center, you will find Katie Reed here most Tuesdays and Thursdays, playing Canasta with her friends.

Katie Reed Golf Classic
benefiting FiftyForward College Grove

Thank you to everyone for your support for the 2019 Katie Reed Golf Classic! 2020 Date TBA

Four Player Scramble, Mulligans, goodie bags and lunch. Prizes awarded for: Longest drive, Closest to pin, Putting contest, Three flights 1st, 2nd, 3rd place

For more information, contact: Sarah Stephens, Director, FiftyForward College Grove